The new chair of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority was formerly on the board of directors for a private surgical centre. The government announced Kip Woodward's appointment as chair at the same time as it rolled out details of a new healthcare program that will see hospitals receive "financial incentives for delivering acute-care services for a competitive price." Mr. Woodward was formerly chair of Providence Health Care - a position he's held for the past four years. But, before that, he was a board member for Cambie Surgeries Corp. That's the company behind Brian Day's controversial private hospital. Fancy that!
April 13, 2010